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Sam Peckinpah

  • War Movie Mondays: ‘Sahara’ (1943)

    This week’s pick is a unique look at behind the lines action during the North African campaign in the early days of World War II. Zoltan Korda directs the 1943 Columbia…

  • Western Wednesdays: ‘The Great Silence’

    Sergio Leone and Sam Peckinpah painted some bleak and cynical portraits of the West. They gun down children, show the futility of civil war, pile corpses in wagons, and survive by…

  • Western Wednesdays: ‘Ride the High Country’

    The Western genre has plenty of subgenres. There’s deconstructionist Westerns, post apocalyptic Westerns, spaghetti Westerns, classic Westerns, and so on. I’ve found you can also split the entire genres into two…

  • War Movie Mondays: ‘Cross of Iron’

    This week’s pick is legendary filmmaker and pioneer of balletic death scenes Sam Peckinpah’s 1977 production of Cross of Iron. The film stars James Coburn (in one of his finest performances, and…